Let's get real about shark attacks.
Is the thought of a shark attack terrifying? Yes.
Is a shark attack likely? No.
Should you be prepared to stop the bleed if it occurs? Yes.
Contrary to popular belief Sharks account for only 6% of surf injuries. That means you have a 94% chance of being injured by another mechanism. While this is no excuse to behave stupidly, the statistics should help you put things into perspective. Other water safety statistics you should know are: